Up-and-coming, Nottingham, UK-based singer/songwriter Liam Bailey has been compared to the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Cody ChesnuTT, thanks in part to a expressive and soulful croon, backed by bluesy, power chord-based guitars. His debut effort, Definitely Now was co-written and co-produced by Bailey and his friend Salaam Remi, the head of Flying Buddha Records (who signed Kendrick Lamar, French Montana, and Nelly Furtado) was released earlier this year – but Bailey made his Stateside debut on CBS This Morning last Saturday.
His latest single (and video) “ On My Mind” is being featured as part of MTVu’s The Freshman, where it’s in the running in a competition against several other videos for on air rotation. What I love about the song is that reminds me of a good shot of whiskey – it goes down smoothly until that fiery burst right at the end. But more important, it’s a deeply passionate and seductive love song.